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Poster: QuinntEski Date: May 11, 2003 9:15am
Forum: etree Subject: preventing HD crash

I was wondering if anyone here has any ideas or knowledge about keeping a healthy hard drive. My HD recently crashed (losing much info and files) most likely due to excessive use (downloading and deleting). Since, almost everybody that uses this site like myself are heavy downloaders, I was hoping that one of you may have some experience or knowledge of such. Any info would be great, even if it seems obvious. Thanks!

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Poster: brewster Date: May 11, 2003 2:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: preventing HD crash

I am sorry to hear of your HD crash. we have many of them (we have thousands of drives). the best solution seems to be to have another copy on another HD. fortunately, hard drives are getting cheaper.

we have not found any other real answers. on linux, there are some who say rieser is better on disks than ext2/3 because it spreads the directory info over the drive. fyi.

-brewster

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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 11, 2003 10:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: preventing HD crash

Have you tried regularly defragmenting your drive? I use Symantec's Speed Disk (comes with Norton SystemWorks)